English | Professional Writing Skills
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This course is designed to help students in any field develop writing
and research skills which will be useful in the professional world and
any future writing project. This course concentrates on the writing
of concise, informative prose, and emphasizes the importance of
writing with a clearly defined purpose and audience. Assignments will
be based on general principles of communication but will usually take
the form of writing done in the world of work: letters, memos,
summaries and abstracts, reports, proposals, etc.
Students will often be able to write on subjects related to their
field of study. The course requires constant, careful attention to
writing and rewriting, and many classes will be conducted as
workshops, with writing exercises and detailed discussion of the work
of class members.
PREREQUISITE: COMPLETION OF ENGLISH COMPOSITION REQUIREMENT.